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Mission Street Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant

165 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

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After nearly two decades of cooking at local institution Anchor Oyster Bar in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood, veteran seafood chef Freddy Gamez left his post as head chef to open his very own restaurant: Mission Street Oyster Bar. Situated in the vibrant Mission district, the inviting restaurant serves several varieties of oysters and generous portions of the freshest fare from the sea. Classic dishes include cioppino, Dungeness crab cakes, caesar salad, prawn pastas and creamy Boston clam chowder. Local fish specials and oyster offerings change daily to ensure premium freshness and quality. Choose from a comprehensive selection of beer and wine for the perfect accompaniment to your favorite seafood dish.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood, Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Friday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 621-6987
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Freddy Gamez
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Cross street
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentines Day

vipDina (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on January 21, 2017

Great Kusshi oysters and prosecco!

vipOpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Everything was really good, except the server was taking really long with the bill, our Uber was waiting outside for five minutes. I had to stand up and ask for the bill twice.

vipReviewer75 (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on December 27, 2016

We didn't stay for our reservation, the restaurant smelled bad (dirty) and we couldn't get over that.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2016

Excellent !

vipPapayaSalad (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 25, 2016

No host to greet us. Many guests waited a long time after us to be greeted. Insufficient wait staff personnel, compounded by their poor service skills. The wait personnel were running around like chickens with their heads cut off. There were only 3 of us for dinner. I finished my dinner before our 3rd guest was served his entree!!! Inexcusable. They forgot his appetizer: a simple oyster shooter. Although the waiters were apologetic; they were completely forgetful. My entree came out in 25 minutes; the 2nd entree came out 15 minutes later; the third entree came out another 25 minutes later! This really happened!!!! The cooks were in such a hurry that they OVERSALTED all the entrees. If it hadn't taken so long for our food, we would have sent it back. What happened here???

vipCHTC (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2016

The oysters were fantastic. The other dishes were good, but a bit disappointing in comparison

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 10, 2016

I truly enjoy every visit to Mission Street Oyster Bar; their are several oysters options and they are fresh and shucked well. I generally come for the local Dungeness, which on my latest visit was huge and roared up all buttery and garlicky. The space is loud and a bit cold, but the service is friendly and attentive and that makes up gif it.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2016

The service was excellent and the food was delicious.

Penelope (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on November 19, 2016

My hopes were high for this restaurant given that the owner was the chef at Anchor Oyster Bar. The crab and oysters were great, but the service was terrible and the place was not very clean. It was also very expensive, and small things like bread were not included. If I'm going to drop $150, I'd sure like free bread. Too bad, as there is a lot of potential for this restaurant.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 11, 2016

Fabulous raw selection. My trout was a little overdone - my guests meal was a thicker fillet and he thought it was better. The vegetables accompanying the dinner were excellent. In all - I'd return for the raw bar.

vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
1.0  Dined on October 30, 2016

Sooooo disappointing!!!!

The oysters were good, the garlic bread was good.

The clam chowder tasted like Campbells. The crab cakes were overdone and didn't have enough crab. The house made tartar sauce - not pleasant.

The cioppino. For the love of god do not get it if you respect seafood. Absolutely tasteless. The clams and mussels were not cleaned well - read:gritty - AND they were over cooked, as were the prawns. The broth was so bland. It broke my heart, despite the twelve sprigs of thyme in our serving.

Totally overpriced. Would not recommend except for oysters.

VerMagnusson (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 21, 2016

Great seafood and service! On the more expensive side, but the food is worth it.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 15, 2016

My teen and I were seeing a play in the area. We arrived early and of course were eager to dine in the Mission. I found this place on OpenTable. It was nearby so we made the reservation and walked over. It was an excellent decision. The two staffers were fun and energetic, the oysters and other seafood was wonderful and that garlic bread? WOWWWWW!!!! They were not lying about that! The seafood was fresh and well-cooked. The veggies were under-seasoned but it's the seafood we came for, and the seafood we will return for. It was such a wonderful meal that we couldn't finish it all and were ready for a nap at showtime!! Great experience and I will be heading back with friends very soon!

vipDebraR (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on September 3, 2016

Service fair. Food for what you got, was expensive. Garlic crab was just OK.